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take a beating

verb phrase

  1. take a bath (1940s+)
  2. To be bested in a transaction; pay too much: You really took a beating if you paid $2 a pound (1970s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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